After lots of searching and debating if birth photography was going to be "worth" the expense, I met with Danica and immediately knew I needed her at our birth. She was so warm and friendly and it felt like I had known her forever. On the big day, I vaguely remember the midwife telling me she had arrived, but I was completely oblivious to her until after my daughter was born. Then came the pictures, and I cannot even begin to say how beautiful they are. They are priceless treasures and I cannot wait to share them with my daughter and show her the beauty of being a woman and what we get to do as we bring lives into the world. Danica was phenomenal and full of surprises along the way that made her a natural extension of our family. She would be one of the first calls I would make if we were to get pregnant again!
You will not find anyone better...guaranteed. Danica was more than our birth photographer; she was part of our team and support system. She didn’t just take pictures; she was encouraging and supportive and helpful. We keep receiving these little gifts from her and every time, I am just amazed at how above and beyond she goes. We will have the pictures and video to last a lifetime, but we will also have this amazing story to tell about how blessed we were to have such an amazing photographer/friend. The universe drew me to her for a reason...we have been blessed! I want everyone to experience how amazing she is!”
Danica, you met my expectations and blew them away into another category I didn’t even know existed. You see the amazing small moments!! When we did our last photoshoot with you, it was like you caught the behind the scenes moments. My kids walking down the stars, singing songs getting into the car, the chaos of getting ready for dinner...you have a way of bringing to light the activities we do every day that we take for granted now, but deep down know that we are going to miss like crazy when our kids grow up!!
You, as an artist, truly help others see beyond the "dust" of their lives. These photos are just further proof. The two (what I'd consider) ugliest parts of our home have now been shown to me in a new light. Somehow you captured moments in our kitchen and in front of our garage that make a cramped space with outdated tile and a broken oven seem tender and sweet, the chipping paint and weeds about the garage seem somehow charming! Again, you've captured some images that will be forever in my heart. I can't tell you how much I love your work.
Danica, you are a beautiful human and an intuitive and talented photographer but what I love most about working with you is your sincere passion to deliver a highly emotional and customized product that is truly a unique and beautiful piece of art. AND I appreciate that you took a disorganized and disheveled mess of a Jaskolski family (mainly V. and I) and still gave me this. Serious talent...and so appreciated.
Danica, I'm speechless. These are the best images we've ever had as a complete family. Better than our wedding and anything else. I'm going through them over and over. So good. I seriously am so in love with what you're doing. You have found your gold. We sometimes sit on the couch and stare at your work, in awe. It's even better knowing the lady behind the camera is such a beautiful soul.
We are a homeschooling family and some of the sweetest times of our day are spent reading, studying and learning together. Pouring myself out for my children's education can sometimes seem draining and thankless...but Danica captured the every day sweetness and grace that I treasure and long to remember. I know I will weep over these memories in years to come, when the children are grown.
Hazel, age 6:
I really liked taking photos today; it was different than I expected. More fun and crazy and silly. I thought we would just sit still and be straight and boring but Danica was really fun and we just played the whole time. I love taking pictures!
Sweet sister!!!!!! Oh.my.goodness. How do you do what you do with so much love and grace?! You were moving across the country and still managed to send me gorgeous photos?!?! What!! You are unreal, a super goddess!
With the full day session we all had plenty of time to settle into the day without any time pressure so that we had literally hours of totally natural, relaxed time captured. And I really treasure having our typical day documented start to finish.
Danica captures the nuances of life - August sitting on the counter watching Kyle cook breakfast, Conrad propped up on my hip as I scan the fridge for a snack, the boys lying on either side of me as I try to convince them to nap... Such casual but beautiful memories.
We will definitely invest in the full day at least every 2-3 years throughout their childhood.